An Iranian cleric claims that U.S. President Donald Trump is complicit in the execution of 37 innocent people by the Al Saud regime.
“This is a crime committed by the executioner who is the Saudi king, and Trump is an accomplice,” emphasized the Imam of Friday’s collective prayer in Tehran (Iranian capital), Ayatollah Seyed Ahmad Khatami, denouncing the U.S. government’s support for a “regime that stands on murder and looting.
The cleric has criticized in his sermon the recent collective execution of the Al Saud, in which they perished among many other three minors who had been accused of terrorism.
“Saudi dollars have made Trump deaf and blind,” he said. The New York tycoon reiterated on Saturday that Saudi Arabia is a very rich country that “has nothing but money. Trump reported that he had phoned Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to ask for more money in exchange for U.S. protection of the Riyadh regime.
Ayatollah Khatami has also attacked several international organizations, in particular the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), for remaining silent about the crimes of the Saudi authorities, and recalled that one day they will “be held accountable” for their atrocities.
The beheading of 37 Saudi dissidents was the most massive execution in Saudi Arabia since January 2016, when 47 men were executed in a single day, including Shi’ite Muslim Sheikh Nimr Baqer al-Nimr.
The UK-based association against the death penalty Reprieve said in 2018 that Saudi Arabia’s execution rate had doubled since the appointment of Muhamad bin Salman Al Saud as Crown Prince the year before.